by Olav Rimski
ISBN: 978 1907785
The beauty of the river was alarming as the cruise ship pulled out of harbour, and Natasha looked up. She saw the large sign – ‘Russian Rhapsody is a 16-day/15-night cruise with fares starting from $3,399. Sail aboard a ship designed for taking in the picturesque riverside landscapes, whether through the restaurant’s panoramic windows, from the sun deck or open-air promenade decks, or from the comfort of your private, river-view cabin.’ She had always wanted adventure and now she was on this great ship at sea and anticipating the voyage of a lifetime.
Whilst she read on, the information fascinated her … ‘English-speaking guides will take you to famous landmarks as well as to hidden gems. Enjoy a traditional Russian tea and lectures on history, current affairs and Russian culture. Tour less-visited cities along the lower Volga and tour historic and cultural monuments. Visit elegant palaces, architectural masterpieces and a beautiful monasteries, and explore one of the world’s most renowned collections of fine art.’ She did not, however, see the handsome man shading his eyes and looking for a very long time in her direction. For her, although she did not yet know it, this was certainly to be the journey that would completely change her life!